Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Southwest High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 3,708 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
11690 Dragon Ln
San Antonio, TX 78252
Telephone
(210) 622-4500
Website
Work Here? Claim Your School

Southwest High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1030
301 responses
Average ACT
22
48 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Homes for Sale

realtor.com®
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Do You Work at Southwest High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
NG
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$44,718
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,747
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week & Homecoming
    24%
  • Senior walk
    18%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Lock in
    12%
  • Feild day
    12%
  • Senior walk
    9%
  • Football Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,708
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,149
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,148/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
Schools like Southwest High School
More

Southwest High School Reviews

487 reviews
All Categories
During my past 2 and a half years being a student at Southwest Highschool, it’s been an amazing journey! Many events, programs, and so much more are provided for us to help on our education and for our future pathways in the real world. There is so much organizations and support throughout the Swisd district that help our education, and to help us students experience parts of the real world. The teachers, lunch ladies, coaches, custodians, and principals have nothing but good intentions for us all, which makes Southwest Highschool a bright school to be a part of. Although there are many organizations, the thing that needs to be put out more is fliers, info, or just anything to get the word out to the students that are not aware of the events that are going on.
Start Your Review of Southwest High School
Rate It!
My experience with Southwest was fairly average as I had experienced many obstacles and very little assistance. The parts that I had difficulty dealing with was with the counselors and schedule changes. Many students would complain that the counselors wouldn't change schedules unless they their parents involved in the matter. In my case many people of high authority would ridicule me just because I knew little of what we would try to conversate. However there had been many things I had enjoyed like the football games, the extracurricular activities, and the clubs. The clubs that I had participated in were HOSA (Health Occupations of America), Spanish Honors Society, and the Literature club. These clubs gave me advantages such as improving my communications, gaining social opportunities, and improving my self-esteem. I wouldn't try and change my high school experience because I met new people, developed new skills, and learned new knowledge.
What I like about Southwest High school is that they have a lot programs, college classes, some internships, all different kinds of sports, clubs, etc! You name it. When I got to the school it looked like a real college campus. It sounded so surreal because it’s a type of high school that you only see in movies. It sounded too good to be true the only disadvantage my school had was the counselors they don’t give you advice on what would benefit us, tell us what this school has, what this school offers, what they can do for you?? Things like that. In addition, the worst part is when students need there counselors they are never at their office they’re either at lunch or "busy with the other teacher" when later on you find them walking around, sitting at the office, and just waiting, waiting for nothing. It’s just sad because as us students we find out about what the school offers amongs each other and just a few teachers out of more than sixty teachers/counselors/ principal/etc.